Orderin, South Africa’s only pure Delivery-as-a-Service (DaaS) business with 100% proprietary technology, has raised $4.7 million (R70 million) in a recently closed pre-series B funding round. The funding will allow the business to scale up infrastructure, and enhance last mile delivery, which continues to be a pain point for...
When business leaders come to picking the right AI project for their company, this often boils down to having the right ingredients and knowing how to combine them. Almost every functional AI system today works through some manner of rules that are encoded in the system and effectively hold...
Increasing cyber security threats are throttling businesses and holding citizens to ransom. The rapid shift to full remote working and accelerated digital transformation has left many organisations and end-users vulnerable to a new wave of sophisticated online security threats. A lack of adequate protection and a shortage of cyber security...
There’s no question that ensuring enterprise network security is becoming increasingly difficult for IT and security teams. In the first half of 2021, cyberattackers launched 5.4 million distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks—an 11 percent increase from the year before. And cyberattacks equate to big paydays for attackers. In just the first...
Infinet Wireless, the global vendor of industry-leading fixed wireless broadband connectivity solutions, helped Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt to proficiently interconnect its offices, having provided the reliability and steadiness of the links. The enterprise needed to interconnect 26 locations, so the Coca-Cola Bottling Company chose InfiLINK 2x2, a versatile...
With digital transformation picking up faster than ever before in the business landscape, most organisations today employ a mix of business tools to run their operations across sales, marketing, finance, HR, etc. More often than not, all of these tools include a reporting module that displays department-specific data records...
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today released its 2021 Holiday Shopping Report, which analyses shopping data from over one billion shoppers on the Salesforce Customer 360 platform and activity across commerce, marketing, and service. While Cyber Week saw muted digital growth in 2021, early November and late December surges...
Artificial intelligence has come a long way from its science-fiction roots as the power for machines to act as our servants. While the topic can still summon controversy, especially after previous comments on the danger of AI from certain tech juggernauts like Elon Musk, who is currently building AI-powered...
Will residents of the developing world thank their lucky stars as low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites start to usher in the next era of global digital transformation? The cause of Africa's internet deficiency is, predictably, cost. Africa has the most expensive internet in the world. According to the Alliance for...
Pressure from the global COVID pandemic has forced businesses to embrace bold changes. Currently, digital transformation has a significant impact on organisations. A recent forecast the digital transformation market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 19.1% by 2026. "Data is the backbone of digital transformation. As organisations manage larger...
Mobile applications have become an integral part of our lives, with digital lifestyles becoming more common. Being able to head on over to HUAWEI AppGallery to search for and download the latest app, whether it be for business, entertainment, or something else entirely, makes for very productive, and often...
Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions, today announced a collaboration with IBM  to deliver its next generation BlueMarble solution on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. The integrated solution shall power digital transformation for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) globally in the 5G and Edge era. Comviva’s BlueMarble, which...
As part of the company’s Q4 FY21 earnings announcement held in July this year, Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said there were nearly 250 million monthly active users of the Microsoft Teams business communications platform. This has made it of the fastest-growing business solutions in the world. But...
COVID-19 had a serious impact on online travel agencies (OTAs), according to GlobalData, which notes that the OTA market value decreased by a gruesome 60.4% year-on-year (YoY) in 2020. The leading data and analytics company reveals that this strain has amplified OTA’s existing concerns around the growing presence of...
Digital Retail Africa 2022 will be held virtually on the 26th of January 2022 With the global pandemic acting as an accelerant, digital transformation across retail verticals has gained new momentum, seeing rapid adoption of digital technology across the sector. According to a 2021 research report released by PWC, people affected by...
Lipa Later, one of the first of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised USD 12 million from a consortium of investors. The funding, which is  a mix of equity and debt, will help Lipa Later expand within its current markets (Kenya, Uganda,...
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